The Scarlet Pimpernel Study Guide
The Scarlet Pimpernel study guide contains a biography of Baroness Emmuska Orczy, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
The Scarlet Pimpernel begins in the throes of the French Revolution, with the revolutionary masses at the West Barricade waiting for fleeing aristocrats to be captured and sent to the guillotine. But we learn that in recent times, more and more aristocrats have escaped because of the help of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel who comes in disguise to free the nobility from certain death.
Meanwhile in England, several French escapees gather with the League of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a small pub, where they wait the arrival of the latest refugees. The rescued Comtesse de Tournay soon arrives, with her daughter and son, but says that her husband remains in Paris. She wants to thank the Scarlet Pimpernel for rescuing her, but is told his identity…
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How/when did Chauvelin figure out that Percy Blakeney was the Scarlet Pimpernel. It doesn't really specify in the book. All it says it that Marguerite got Armand's letter back. This is all getting incredibly frustrating.
Here are some of the theories in question form I have come up with:
- Did Chauvelin figured out that Percy was the Scarlet Pimpernel at Lord Grenville's ball, while Percy was sleeping in the supper room?
- Was Percy identified as the Pimpernel at the Fisherman's Rest by the two spies staying there in the second chapter?
-Did Percy stop at the Thorn and Thistle inn while Chauvelin was there? The book said Percy would have set sail from London Bridge.